How Do You Know the Right Grind for your Coffee?

Published by Mark
August 19, 2010 6:13 pm



Espresso grinds should be fine, but not powdery. When you pinch the grounds between your fingers they should clump together, but disperse when you drop them on the counter.

Paper Cone

For both Technivorm and manual pour over, your coffee grounds should be about the consistency of a fine corn meal.

Gold Filter

Since the Gold Filter will allow more sediment to pass through, you should grind your coffee a little coarser than you would for paper filters.

French Press

When grinding for the French Press, your coffee should be about the consistency of sea salt. If your press is hard to plunge it’s a good indication that your coffee is ground too fine.

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  • Written by: Joe Bell

    If purchasing a “Quality” grinder for use in a Bona Vita Drip coffee maker that will be used in the preparation
    of beans for coffee only (no espresso), which Baratza model would you recommend ?

  • Written by: Kevin Haugen

    The Virtuoso would be an excellent option for the Bonavita. It offers a tight grind uniformity with a large range of adjustability.

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